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An experiment into spiders

Please do not send e-mail to any address on this Web page

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Spammers use spiders to trawl the Web for e-mail addresses to send SPAM to. This Web page is an experiment to monitor how the spiders evolve. E-mail addresses on this page are hidden using various techniques. When one of the hidden addresses receives SPAM e-mail then we will know that the spiders have cracked that technique.

Although all of the techniques used below are described on the Web, they are not well known. If the spammers become aware of this page then they will simply steal the techniques and incorporate them into their spiders. Please do not give the URL of this Web page to anyone. Thank you.

Many thanks to Michael Rathbun of Home Office Networks for his support with this experiment.


Here is a plain ordinary e-mail address hide1@honnnet.com [Zapped because SPAM volume became untenable.]

Here is another e-mail address (using & # 6 4 ;) hide2@honnnet.com [Zapped and added to spamtrap list.]

Here is a link containing a mailto tag and an e-mail address (using % 2 0) E-mail me [Zapped because SPAM volume became untenable.]

Here is yet another e-mail address (using an <img> tag) hide4AT_SINGhonet.com

Here is a gaggle of e-mail addresses (all using munging):
hide5@honnnet.comNOSPAM [Zapped and added to spamtrap list.]
hide6@honet.NOSPAMcom
hide7@honnnet.com.INVALID [Zapped]
hide8@honnnet.comREMOVE-THIS [Zapped and added to spamtrap list.]
hide9@honet.-REMOVE-THIS-com
hide10(AT)honnnet(DOT)com [Zapped because SPAM volume became untenable.]
hide11 at honet.com
hide12 honet.com
hide13_at_honet.com
hide14 @ honnnet.com [Zapped and added to spamtrap list.]
hide15_@_honet.com
hide16<at>honet.com (using & l t ;, added 2008-01-02)
hide17&honet.com (using & a m p ;, added 2015-01-12)
hide18@honet.com (hide18 using & # x 6 8, etc, added 2016-02-27)

Note: Can use up to 20.


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